Kindergarten basics 5: Reading short words

Help your child learn to read.


This video encourages parents to boost a young reader’s skills by helping kids recognize words in the books they read. Parents of beginning readers can help them practice how to sound out short words, recognize letters, and pronounce unfamiliar words. The video is most appropriate for parents of children in preschool and kindergarten.

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"Actually, that's not the best way. The best way is to start kids off with an alphabet and spelling system that work. Regular English is only a collection, rather than a system, and thus does not work. An English based international spelling system called Nooalf works. Once a child has become proficient with Nooalf (less than a month)they can spell any word they can say - their entire vocabulary plus any word you teach them to pronounce, no matter how many sylables. With this perfect phonetic logic they have the ability to classify all the ways sounds are represented in regular English instead of merely doing rote memorization of letter strings. "